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Restraint urged on nurses’ pay after ‘generous’ award last year

NHS pay body is told budgets are ‘extremely constrained’ for 2024-25 pay offer

Hospital nurses face abuse and vandalism when parking near work

Trust receives call for action letter signed by 2,000 staff and local residents

Shorter working week for NHS nurses in Scotland

Nursing staff on Agenda for Change contracts can also request a review of their band 5 role

Suspended: school nurse who looked up family’s medical records ‘out of curiosity’

Nurse, who had a history of similar misconduct, would need ‘serious’ supervision in future

Red card bans for abusive patients and relatives in hospitals

Essex trust’s campaign aims to protect staff as incidents of physical and verbal abuse rise

Nurse spots signs of stroke and helps save colleague’s life

Sharon Woods acted swiftly when stroke ward colleague Caroline Swan experienced one herself

Breathtaking: TV COVID drama ‘too real to watch’ for some nurses

ITV series described as authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Martha’s rule roll-out: how nurses will be involved

New rule gives patients and families access to urgent second opinion if concerned about care

NMC register fraud investigations: nurses to face hearings soon

Panels will examine cases of people suspected of gaining fraudulent entry to UK register

NHS racism: staff fear being branded ‘troublemakers’ for raising race concerns

Nurse Michelle Cox says black and minority ethnic staff need to feel valued and included

Shift patterns you can predict: is roster consistency important for work-life balance?

Sensitively spaced days off boost morale, but views are split on length of shifts – study

‘Bullying and intimidating’ nurse suspended from register

Mental health nurse Declan Carroll’s behaviour led to NMC fitness to practise panel verdict

Next NHS pay award needs to be a decent one, union tells government

Start pay talks now if you want to avoid repeat of strike action, minister is urged

Lucy Letby renews her appeal against murder convictions

Three judges will decide whether to grant leave to appeal to former nurse

Cost-of-living struggles continue to push nurses to think of quitting the profession

Survey suggests many are in arrears with rent, mortgages and bills, and even skip meals

Write off nurses’ loans after ten years, says report

Call for nurses’ student debt averaging £48,000 to be forgiven if they stay in the NHS

Flexible new nursing degree will support work-life balance

Part-time degree aims to enable those with experience in caring roles to enter nursing

Now restore nurses’ pay, union tells Northern Ireland’s leaders

RCN demands urgent action to give nurses and others parity with rest of UK

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